Foray Joins in the Tough Lakeland Challenge

A team sponsored by Foray Motor Group has completed the gruelling Ford Great Lakeland Challenge, narrowly missing first place after a navigation error!

The team of four had to canoe 10.5 miles along Lake Windermere, cycle 25.5 miles over Wrynose and Hard Knott Pass and run or power-walk eight miles over 3,208 foot Scafell Pike.

The combination of times achieved and £6,000 pledged in sponsorship were enough to achieve second place out of teams competing in the 14th annual challenge, which is set to raise £70,000 for the Wooden Spoon charity to help disadvantaged youngsters and has distributed in excess of £15 million to more than 350 national and local projects since 1983, enhancing the lives of more than 500,000 children.

When they reached the top of Scafell Pike, poor visibility on the descent led to a slight detour from the route, costing the team overall victory but still placing them second.

"Finishing in second place was a great achievement but if we had loaned the team one of the new Ford portable sat navs maybe they would have won," joked Foray Motor Group sales manager Tom Croft.

"Originally the team just wanted to top the veterans class for the challenge so all four members did really well to come in as overall runners-up. I don't think many people could meet the challenges they achieved well inside the target time of 12 hours."

Foray Motor Group has Ford dealerships in Andover, Bridgwater, Dorchester, Poole, Salisbury, Shaftesbury, Taunton, and Yeovil plus a service centre in Chard.